Today’s passage: Zechariah 5
- There are two separate visions in today’s chapter:
- The scroll
- This scroll measured 30 ft. by 15 ft. and contained God’s word against sin.
- Lying and theft are mentioned specifically, it is believed that these two specific references were representative of all God’s commands.
- The woman in a basket
- This vision continues the idea of God’s commitment to deal with and remove sin.
- The land of Shinar is that of Babylon (Revelation 17-18).
- The use of the phrase “Build a house for it” is used as religious terminology. This would be a place of worship, idolatry.
- The scroll
Questions to consider:
- What is true of our standing in relation to the contents of that scroll? What prevents us from being cleaned out or expelled? (2 Corinthians 5:21)
- What else happened that might come to mind when we think about Shinar (Genesis 11)? How would this use of Shinar and Babylon continually point us to the idea of rebellion against God?
- When people reject and rebel against God, they might feel like they have great liberty, but if God is able to show these visions to Zechariah ahead of time, and if this all is within the providential plan of God for the ages, could there ever be a truly successful rebellion against God? Is God ever not in control? Instead of liberated, what are people who are rejecting God (John 8:34)?